Town of Blandford Board of Assessors
Public Disclosure of Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Valuations
State law requires assessors to estimate the fair market of all properties within their jurisdiction. With this mandate comes the requirement that assessors conduct annual revaluations. Revaluations not only respond to the ever-changing real estate market but are opportunities for assessors to improve the quality of property data, estimate values that more closely correspond to the market as evidenced by property sales, and improve the underlying valuation methods used to estimate values.
Once every fifth year Blandford’s valuations and the mass appraisal methods used by our office come under review by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023 thru June 30, 2024) is such a year. Pending preliminary DOR value certification, we are now permitted to make proposed valuations available to the public for review. The list provided on our website reports Blandford’s new valuations. Our official disclosure period will extend from Tuesday, December 12th to the close of business on Tuesday, December 19th whereupon valuations will be finalized. Beyond that date your right to appeal the assessment requires the timely filing of an abatement application.